Nov 20, 2017
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With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.

[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]




I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.

[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]



If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.

sProjector Promises 1080p Full HD at 1000 Lumens Projection in Small Package

Projectors seem to be becoming much more popular, with pico projectors popping up all over, and home theater projectors becoming quite a bit more affordable. Among all of this buzz is a project on IndieGoGo.com called the sProjector. The sProjector is trying to combine all of the best of home theater projectors and pico projectors into one small, neat, and powerful package.

sProjector 2The sProjector comes in at just 150 grams, or just 1/3 of a pound at a size of 70mm x 130mm x 15mm, or 2.75in x 5.1in x 0.6in, which is about the size of an average hand. With these physical specifications, this projector would be considered a pico projector.

However, where we were surprised was with the fact that the sProjector boasts a high-resolution display of 1080p, with a very bright (for the size) 1000 lumens. For comparison, the Celluon PicoPro, a similarly-sized projector, can only produce a 720p image at 32 lumens. And a larger pico projector, the AAXA P300, can only produce a 720p image at 400 lumens.

Additional features of the sProjector include its 5-hour battery life, lack of a noisy fan (without overheating), and low price of $249.99, while other less-featured picos cost anywhere from $250-$400. Plus, the company is including a remote and TV dongle with the projector, which can be plugged into sProjector to tune into TV signals without the need for an Internet connection.

sProjector 3Now, let’s talk connections, because this thing doesn’t lack in that area either! The sProjector comes equipped with a mini-HDMI port (adapter for full HDMI included), USB port, microUSB port, 3.5mm port, Bluetooth, and WiFI 802.11 b/g/n. With these connections, you can wirelessly mirror your device through Miracast, plug in a laptop or Chromecast, or stream directly over WiFi through the use of the projector’s UI, which runs on a customized Android Lollipop OS.

The sProjector can be purchased in white, black, or gold, and it is set to ship later this month. The IndieGoGo campaign was incredibly successful, hitting over 5000% of the initial goal, totaling over half a million dollars.

So, this thing has to be fake, right? Well, the promo video and the crazy amount of features on the projector certainly made it seem like that was the case. However, the company has been putting out updates and showing their progress, with recent videos (found below) showcasing the projector actually working, convincing me to believe it may just be real!

If the sProjector is real, then Silver Star, the company behind sProjector, has just made a major breakthrough in the pico projector market, and I’ll be very excited to see it!

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Vs. the CooLux Projector

 

Projecting at Full HD 1080p

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